What's On

  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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  • Female Fashion from the 1970s 
    Grosvenor Museum 
    8th Jul 2017 - 1st Jul 2019 

    An exhibtion of Unexpected Elegance ....

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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • Treasure Island 
    Grange Theatre 
    7th Apr 2019 

    CBeebies SPOTBOTS stars in 'TREASURE ISLAND' ....

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  • Funtopia 
    Verdin Park 
    27th Apr 2019 - 28th Apr 2019 

    Funtopia is a fantastic fun-packed event which is perfect for tots to tweens ...

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  • Northwich River Festival 
    Northwich 
    13th Jul 2019 - 14th Jul 2019 

    The Northwich Rotary Club and Northwich Rowing Club are staging a Regatta on the River Weaver ....

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Bidston

Ness Botanical Gardens

Frequent Merseyrail Service

A Perfect Place to Visit

In 1864 expansion of Liverpool docks required the Observatory to be moved to Bidston Hill. The observatory provided Liverpool with an accurate time and weather forecasts by studying the stars. As late as 1969, a noon cannon, operated by Bidston by telegraph was fired at Birkenhead, to enable the people of Liverpool to set their clocks.

Bidston Windmill, complete with sails, is visible from all over the Wirral. It was built to replace an earlier mill destroyed in 1791 and worked until about 1875.

Tam O'Shanter Cottage was built around 300 years ago.  Its name comes from a stone carving of the poem Tam O'Shanter by Robert Burns, which adorns a wall on the site.  Four acres around the cottage have been developed as a city farm known as the Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm.

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